Sunday, July 27, 2014

Shamanic Birthworker Programme Dates

"Triple Goddess" by Susan Seddon Boulet

You will recall from an earlier post, that I was working on some kind of sacred or shamanic Birthworker programme. I am happy to announce that a schedule and workshop dates have been nailed down.
Shamanic Birthworker Programme
A 4-part series of workshops, of experiences, to help guide Birthworkers on a journey into the realm of the sacred, with the goal of providing them tools and information to bring the sacred into their work with birthing individuals and families.
The programme takes place over the course of four weekends: three, 10 hour workshops and one, 8 hour Nature Reflection Solo workshop (4 hour solo + group share & completion certification). Each component is outlined below.
Plenty of hot & iced Tea; delicious Chocolate; nourishing Snacks & Smoothies; and splendid Magic will be provided at each workshop.
Every attendant is expected to bring with them to each workshop a journal & pen (recommend one specifically for use during the programme), to wear comfortable clothing & socks/slippers (if needed; the host site is a shoe-free space), and to pack any special beverages, foods, or medications needed.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Shamanic Birthworker

Many birthworkers, myself included, view birth as a spiritual and sacred journey for our clients. I have been thinking a lot about this aspect of the work we do for many months and how, at least in my area, there are no classes, workshops, or intensives that focus on the spiritual aspect of birth for birthworkers. Doulas, midwives, and assistants are trained to be educators and to physically care for their clients, but rarely are we shown or taught how to nourish our clients’ spiritual journey. I decided that it was time something like this existed in Pittsburgh.

Sunday, February 9, 2014


Priestess Prayer by Molly Remer

Here I am
this is me
I am woman
giving birth to myself.

The priestess within
is shrugging off old ideas, old habits, and old patterns of behavior.
She’s stepping out, stepping strong, standing tall
lifting arms to the sky
gathering women
drawing down the moon
visioning the future
priestessing the temple
of her own hearth and woods.